Appeals Court Reverses Judgment in Brentwood vs Election Commission Case

The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that the city of Brentwood library should be forced to accommodate the Williamson County Election Commission as an early voting polling place, the Nashville City Paper reports. The commission sued the city of Brentwood last year after the library refused to hold early voting during the Republican primary. The Williamson County Chancery Court ruled in favor of the library, citing state law that “obligates the Commission to reasonably negotiate with local governments (or the controlling authority) whose facilities the Election Commission seeks to use.” The appeals court disagreed in its opinion and remanded the case back to chancery court.